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September 16, 2009

Congress Recognizes September 16th As National Aerospace Day

AIA Undertakes A Congressional Informational Campaign

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have both passed resolutions recognizing September 16 as National Aerospace Day. According to AIA, the aerospace and defense industry employs 844,000 workers directly, supporting 2.2 million middle-class jobs in related fields.

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ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.16.09

NASA and the ESA agree to share new space technology.
Museums are already lining up for space shuttle memorabilia.
And China is building a new launch center for its manned space progr

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.16.09

NASA and the ESA agree to share new space technology.
Museums are already lining up for space shuttle memorabilia.
And China is building a new launch center for its manned space progr

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ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner - American Bonanza Society - 09.16.09

ANN's Paul Plack talks with Tom Turner, Manager of Technical Services for the American Bonanza Society, about continued fuel exhaustion and fuel starvation incidents.

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Wednesday 09.16.09

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 09.16.09 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 09.16.09 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Tom Turner - American Bonanza Society - 09.16.09 (ANN Special Report, with ABS' Tom Turner)

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Amerijet Pilots Approve First Teamsters Contract

Striking Crewmembers Reach Agreement On Wages, Conditions

Flight crew members for Amerijet International, a cargo airline, Monday approved a first contract with the company. This is the pilots' first collective bargaining agreement after five years of negotiations and a strike that began Aug. 27.

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Embraer Delivers 600th E-Jet Produced To LOT

Polish Airline Becomes The Region’s Largest E-Jet Operator

Embraer has reached a significant milestone Tuesday with the delivery of its 600th E-Jet – an Embraer 175 – to LOT Polish Airlines, in a ceremony held in Poland, just five years after the very first E-Jet was delivered, in March 2004.

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Eglin AFB Named Global Training Site For F-35

Joint Strike Fighters Will Begin Arriving At Eglin Next Year

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II program remains focused on preparations for opening the Integrated Training Center at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida panhandle in 2010.  The facility will train F-35 pilots and maintainers worldwide.

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NBAA Offers New Electronic APIS Compliance Resource For Members

System Has Been Approved By CBP Officials

National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Tuesday unveiled a new resource to help Members comply with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) requirements.

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Boeing Pitches Tanker Capabilities At US Air Force Association Conference

Company Is Locked In Competition With Airbus To Replace KC-135

Boeing unveiled additional details of the company's potential offering in the U.S. Air Force KC-X tanker competition on Tuesday, saying the KC-7A7 will offer maximum capability at the lowest cost.

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Bombardier Breaks Ground On New CSeries Aircraft Testing Site

Building Will Be Constructed To LEED Environmental Standard

Tuesday, Bombardier Aerospace celebrated the ground breaking for the first CSeries aircraft building in Québec, Canada. The Complete Integrated Aircraft Systems Test Area (CIASTA) is a testing and systems-proving facility that will house a virtual CSeries test aircraft.

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WSI Rolls Out Fusion Version 2.2 Online

Upgraded Software Offers A Long Menu Of Enhancements

WSI Corporation announced WSI Fusion 2.2 Tuesday, upgrading its highly successful WSI Fusion application. The online service provides proactive information on changing flight, airport, and airspace conditions.

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NASA Launches Virtual Trip To Jupiter

Seven Minutes To The Solar System's Largest Planet

NASA invites the public to travel to Jupiter from the comfort of one of 38 Science On a Sphere theaters around the globe. Viewers will feel like they are in orbit around the largest planet in our solar system as images based on data from NASA missions are projected onto a 6-foot sphere in the center of the theater.

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Embraer Service Centers In The U.S. Receive EASA Certification

European Aviation Safety Agency Certifies Fort Lauderdale, FL, And Mesa, AZ Operations

Embraer’s European Executive Jets customers have two company-owned service centers in the United States certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA): one in Mesa, AZ, and the other in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The two facilities were inaugurated last year.

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Robert M. Ball Named Florida Aviation Professional Of The Year

State's Only Two-Time Winner Of The Award

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) honored Lee County Port Authority (LCPA) Executive Director Robert M. Ball, A.A.E, as the 2009 Aviation Professional of the Year. This award is given to an active aviation professional who has made a significant and continued contribution to Florida aviation during the year.

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Aero-TV:  Tow Bar Revolution - Redline Aviation’s Sidewinder

Linn Kastan Introduces the Portable Aircraft Power Driver

Like many aircraft owners, Linn Kastan, the owner of Redline Aviation, LLC., grew tired of the hassle and exertion it took to move his aircraft.  So, Kastan set out to find a simple, lightweight alternative to the electric and gas-engine powered tugs commonly found on the market.  After years of design development, Kastan has introduced an incredibly innovative solution, the Redline Aviation Sidewinder.

Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week - Getting Started with WAAS Training

Matthew McDaniel Explains How to Gain a Fundamental WAAS Understanding


Collaboratively developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), WAAS is used to combat the ionosphere disturbances, clock drift, and satellite orbit errors that prevent basic GPS signals from meeting the FAA requirements necessary for precision flight approach.  Through its system of approximately 25 ground reference stations positioned across the continental United States and Hawaii, WAAS utilizes collected data to create a GPS signal correction that is then broadcast to WAAS-enabled receivers.  The result is a GPS accuracy improvement of approximately three meters 95% of the time.

Aero-TV: Towbar Revolution - Redline Aviation’s Sidewinder

Linn Kastan Introduces the Portable Aircraft Power Driver

Like many aircraft owners, Linn Kastan, the owner of Redline Aviation, LLC., grew tired of the hassle and exertion it took to move his aircraft.  So, Kastan set out to find a simple, lightweight alternative to the electric and gas-engine powered tugs commonly found on the market. 

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Aero-TV: Avionics Tip of the Week - Getting Started with WAAS Training

Matthew McDaniel Explains How to Gain a Fundamental WAAS Understanding

Collaboratively developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), WAAS is used to combat the ionosphere disturbances, clock drift, and satellite orbit errors that prevent basic GPS signals from meeting the FAA requirements necessary for precision flight approach. 

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Hawker Beechcraft, Lockheed Martin Team Up On LAAR

Companies Joining Forces to Compete For USAF Light Attack and Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation and Lockheed Martin have teamed to compete for the opportunity to provide a low-cost, low-risk solution to address the USAF's need for a Light Attack and Armed Reconnaissance (LAAR) aircraft. The USAF is expected to launch an acquisition program in fiscal year 2010.

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Belite Aircraft Offering Lower Cost Composite Version Of Belite 254

Basic Version And Carbon Fiber Model 254 CF Provide Range Of Capabilities, Pricing

Belite Aircraft has developed two variants of its FAR Part 103 compliant, ready-to-fly airplane that provide the fun and exhilaration of flight at two distinct price points and with different optional equipment. 

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Foreign Repair Station Questions Slow FAA Reauthorization

House And Senate Bills Still Differ Significantly

The $53.5 billion FAA reauthorization bill that has passed the U.S. House of Representatives would allow the FAA to inspect foreign repair stations twice a year, and to require those facilities that work on U.S. airliners to introduce mandatory drug and alcohol testing. But the senate bill does not make those provisions mandatory.

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FAA Investigates Fatal Skydiving Accident

Two Chutes Became Entangled During 8 Person Maneuver

Two of the eight members of the Red Line Parachute Team were killed when their parachutes became entangled during practice for the U.S. Parachute Association national sky-diving championships in October. The jumpers were working from The Parachute Center in Acampo, near Lodi, California.

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GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team Formally Submits Fixed Price Contract

Cite 2009 Law Mandating Competition In Defense Acquisitions

The GE Rolls-Royce Fighter Engine Team has formally submitted an unsolicited fixed-price contracting approach for the JSF program office.  The companies say the effort will drive head-to-head engine competition and predictable costs.

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Busted! American Airlines Workers Caught In Drug Sting

Eight AA Workers Arrested In Puerto Rico And Miami

An investigation into a drug smuggling operation running from the Caribbean to Florida resulted in 20 arrests Monday, including eight employees of American Airlines.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.16.09)

"I have the support of the Secretary and the President. They want this up and running, and they are fully supportive. The green light can’t get any greener than that." Source: FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt in prepared remarks to the RTCA NextGen Forum.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.16.09): See And Avoid

When weather conditions permit, pilots operating IFR or VFR are required to observe and maneuver to avoid other aircraft. Right-of-way rules are contained in FAR Part 91.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.16.09)

NASA Movie "Largest" Stills, links, and a trailer for the movie. If you're not near one of the 38 locations where it can be seen, this might be the next best thing.

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